|_____Date_____||They Said What?|
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|August 8, 1986||While driving Leticia, Chandra and Brenna back home to Independence, MO. Tom, Dave and I stopped off in Monroe City, MO at a motel to register and spend the night. Leticia decided there was no reason why we couldn't all stay there because no one was living there now and she showed me the empty closet and dresser drawers. The girls started bounching up and down on the king size bed and declared there was enough room on the bed for all of us to sleep together. Brenna opened the dresser drawer and pulled out the Bible and said, "Oh, look, Nannie, a book of Greetings." Later, she told Dave the Bible is a dictionary. Ages 8, 7 and 5 years.|
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|Summer 1988||Brenna is Julie's (27) wristwatch bandit. Just about every time she sees Julie she swipes the watch off her arm. Surprise!|
|August 1988||Brenna wanted Julie L. Hays (27) to stay the night instead of going home to mommy's. We had been to a funeral the previous week and after seeing Julie there Brenna thought that a fine excuse. She insisted Julie could just tell her mommy she was going to a funeral and just stay all night with us.|
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|February 28, 1989||Brenna was trying to show me her loose tooth. Ugh! I told her I was going to report her for parental abuse. Chandra asked, "What's that?" I said, "It is abusing your parents." She then said to grandma that Brenna was "parentalling" her mom.|
|December 1, 1989||Brenna said she'd still love me when I got mean like grandfather. I told you thanks a lot, Brenna, but how do you know I'll get mean? She said because I live with Grandfather and that will cause me to get mean some day too.|
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|August 23, 1992||We have a new baby monitor for Matt. Dave and I were trying to get it to work and Brenna said, "It's not going to work because he's not a baby.".|
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|April 6, 2007||Cody McClain (8) and Morgan Rhew (7) were playing baseball out in our front yard. Morgan was at bat and Cody was catching as Brenna Smith threw pitches to them. Morgan swung the bat and then let the bat fly from his hands. It flew backwards and was aimed straight toward Cody. He jumped out of the way and Brenna said in a stern voice, "Morgan, what did you do wrong just then?" Morgan looked sad and in a quiet and innocent voice he said, "I threw my bat." Brenna said, "Was that safe?" He shook his head and said, "Noooo."
Then Brenna said, "What could you have done differently?" He said, "Hit him." Five minutes later he did hit Cody with the bat and we had a bloody eyebrow.
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|September 25, 2010||Brenna said burping was too much effort. (The baby after nursing.) Maybe by the time she has kids they’ll have a burping machine. Brenna said, "There will be and it’s called David." Ha! Ha!|